There Is No Dog

Meg Rosoff

There Is No Dog

And Bob created the heavens and the earth

and the beasts of the field

and the creatures of the sea,

and twenty-five million other species

including lots and lots of gorgeous girls.

And all of this, he created in just six days.

Six days!

Congratulations, Bob!

No wonder Earth is such a mess.
4.1 out of 5 based on 5 reviews
There Is No Dog

Omniscore:

Classification Fiction
Genre General Fiction, Children's & Teenage
Format Hardcover
Pages 256
RRP £12.99
Date of Publication August 2011
ISBN 978-0141327167
Publisher Puffin
 

And Bob created the heavens and the earth

and the beasts of the field

and the creatures of the sea,

and twenty-five million other species

including lots and lots of gorgeous girls.

And all of this, he created in just six days.

Six days!

Congratulations, Bob!

No wonder Earth is such a mess.

Reviews

The Times

Amanda Craig

Profoundly funny, it’s a masterpiece and not to be missed

02/07/2011

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The Guardian

Anthony McGowan

There really isn't another young-adult novel like There Is No Dog, but that very uniqueness made me strive to find parallels. I was reminded of Muriel Spark's The Hothouse by the East River, although Rosoff is a warmer and more forgiving writer than Spark. There is something of Kurt Vonnegut's intellectual playfulness, while the scenes set among the gods are pure Evelyn Waugh. But in the end, this is a novel as hard to pin down and categorise as another of those Greek gods – Proteus. One must simply revel in the joyful singularity of Rosoff's latest masterpiece.

12/08/2011

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The Guardian

Geraldine Brennan

... spine-tingling weirdness ...

21/07/2011

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The Daily Mail

Sally Morris

One of the most exciting things about Rosoff is that she takes risks and never more so than in this funny, original novel

12/08/2011

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The Independent

Nicholas Tucker

This intelligent and at times angry satire works well until the last few pages, where too much happens too quickly. Bob as a character is also so irredeemingly unpleasant that his company can be hard work ... edgy, uncomfortable but memorable ...

05/09/2011

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